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Winter Garden Room Ideas

5th October 2020

An insulated garden room from Green Retreats allows you to enjoy the extra space available in your garden, even in the colder winter months. With that in mind, we have five winter garden room ideas to help you and your family make the most of your garden room space this winter.

How to use your garden room this Winter

We don’t know about you, but we love winter. Hot chocolates, leaves crunching under your feet, cosy jumpers and relaxing at home in the longer evenings are all things we look forward to when winter comes around.

Spending less time outdoors and more time keeping warm inside means that your home can start to feel quite cramped very quickly. Our garden buildings are fully-insulated for use all-year-round, helping you to make extra space at home during any season.

5 Winter Garden Room Ideas

1. A Den for the Kids

During winter it often gets too cold and miserable to go outside to meet and play with friends, instead choose to stay at home where it is warm, safe and dry.
A garden room isn’t just for adults and is an excellent alternative to a playroom or teen den. Our buildings are entirely detached from the main house, which means not only is it great for you to have peace and quiet inside the house, but the kids can also reap the benefits of having the freedom to get creative, play and be noisy without getting a telling off! They’ll also love having a space they can call their own and invite friends over to.

Rest assured that, while your children won’t be in the house, they will still feel warm, comfortable and safe in a fully insulated garden room. Our buildings are designed to the same high quality as a room inside your home, with no compromise on quality and safety. Not only are all of our buildings fully insulated, we even offer underfloor heating as an optional extra for that added warmth underfoot!

TOP TIP: Use your kids garden room as a multifunctional space where they can have the peace to study with a handy homework station as well as a playroom when their schoolwork has been completed.

Collage of a kids den and a young boy on a computer

2. A Space to Relax and Escape

We’re all spending a lot more time at home than ever before due to Covid-19. Feeling trapped at home was something that many of us felt, and now that winter is closing in, it would only be too natural for a sense of cabin fever to set in. Instead of cabin fever, enjoy a garden cabin for a great way to change up your environment whilst never actually leaving your home. A fully insulated garden room is the ultimate escape for those after-work evenings where you just need to escape.

TOP TIP: We’ve come across some excellent winter garden room decor ideas to create a soothing, stress-free sanctuary. For a calming environment, a neutral colour palette works better than a vibrant and colourful space. If you want to add colour, use the age-old trick of a pop of colour in the form of a cushion, throw or even plants. If you want to warm up the room with a soft glow in the long evenings, this can be achieved by a scattering of candles around the room. Candles give any room a spa-like feel which will totally relax you this winter.

Collage of a winter garden room and someone reading a book

3. Catch all the Blockbusters in A Cinema Room

Winter is traditionally a time for friends and family, and what better way to spend the long evenings than curling up in your very own home cinema with your loved ones? A home cinema room is a luxury space, something that many of us have always dreamt of having at home. Making the space for a home cinema in the garden is a great investment choice for a year-round space that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

TOP TIP: For the best garden room furniture ideas, find yourself a large, marshmallowy sofa to fit the whole gang, cover it with cushions and throws for your winter viewing pleasure. Instead of a traditional TV, invest in a projector and screen to make it feel like you’re really at the cinema. A popcorn machine and drinks fridge would be right at home here too!

Collage of a garden cinema and popcorn

4. A Winter Staycation

Staycations in the UK have been a must during 2020, and winter is set to be no exception. Getting away and taking a break is great for your wellbeing and gives your family time to bond away from the everyday stresses of home. Whilst getting away this year might not be possible or safe to do – you can still make staying at home a holiday that the whole family to enjoy.

Create your own winter cabin for your staycation this year! The luxury of a garden room is that your building is a multifunctional space which is fully insulated for use all-year-round. This means you can enjoy warm and cosy winters in the comfort of your garden – your retreat and holiday this winter.

TOP TIP: Theme your staycation for an even more exciting experience. You could choose to create a cabin-in-the-woods feel and toast marshmallows on a fire pit before heading inside for a warm cup on hot chocolate. Use torches and candles to create the feel of an off the grid cabin.

Collage of a garden cabin and burning candles

5. Giving You Space to Entertain this Christmas

This Christmas, welcome a small group of guests member into your space with the addition of a garden bar. Set up a drinks station where friends and family can enjoy warming, festive drinks such as mulled wine and egg nog, or something stronger, we all know how Christmas day can sometimes get!

If there’s something we all enjoy about Christmas day, it’s being able to share a festive, Christmas dinner with your nearest and dearest. Whatever your dietary preferences, bring Christmas dinner into your garden room by adding a long dining table fit for all the delicious Christmas treats and decorations.

TOP TIP: Split your garden room into sections so the whole family can enjoy the space on the big day. The children will be full of beans and excited to play with their new toys, give them a dedicated space while the adults enjoy the garden bar. While karaoke and Christmas may not seem traditional, use your projector to display all the Christmas classics for the whole family to sing along to for some after-dinner fun.

Collage of a garden bar and drinks glasses

If we’ve inspired you to leap into investing in your very own garden room, here’s a quick rundown of all the benefits of owning one:

· Our garden rooms are fully insulated, which means you can use year-round.
· A garden room can be a multifunctional space, which means your money will go further.
· Garden rooms are a unique space that is exciting to use – something the whole family will enjoy.
· We can build your garden room as close as 400mm to any solid obstacle, such as your house, which means you don’t have to go far to enjoy.

These are just a few facts but if you need any more convincing, feel free to get in touch with our knowledgable team who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our garden rooms.


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Our garden rooms are priced based on the internal sizes rather than the exterior footprint, making it easier for you to plan your work space. A commercial unit from Green Retreats could end up saving you a fortune from the costs of renting a workspace alone. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment.

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